The National Judicial Council has resolved to issue warning letters to two Judges of the Federal and State High Court. The Council also resolved to place on of the two judges on its watch list for a period of one year. They are Hon. Justice Muawiyah Baba Idris of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory Abuja and Hon. Justice M. M. Ladan of the High Court of Kaduna State.
The above decision was reached by the NJC at its 97th Meeting held on 15 and 16 March 2022.
Justice Muawiyah Baba Idris is to be issued a warning letter and placed on Council’s “Watch List” for a period of one year for signing the Writ of Possession for execution on the same day he delivered judgement in Suit No. FCT/HC/CV/FT/36/19 between Sicons Nigeria Ltd V Nile Place Restaurant and Catering Services Ltd. The Suit was for recovery of demised property.
Council agreed with the findings of the Committee that investigated the Hon. Judge that his action was in contravention of Proviso to Order 27 Rule (16) (b) High Court of the Federal Capital Territory Civil Procedure Rules 2018 and Order 4 (1) and (2) of the Judgement Enforcement Rules 2004.
Justice M.M Ladan is to be issued a warning letter after finding merit merit in the petition written against him in Suit No. KDH/KAD/1321/2018 between VTLS Inc. Vs Ahmadu Bello University for signing Writ of Attachment while the Garnishee Order Nisi was pending.